U13/U15 Indoor Pentathlon
We had a strong team at Lee Valley Indoor Pentathlon Open, setting multiple Club Records and lead by Freya Jury with a big day at the track.
Freya set 4 individual PBs on her way to a Club Record 2641pts. Personal Bests of: 9.76sec over 60m hurdles, 8.25m in the Shot, 1.44m in the High Jump and 2.49.25min in the 800m saw her to 5th place overall.
Jumps were the key across the team as William Jury landed 4.01m in the Long Jump while Zoe Francis cleared 1.29m and Violet Bing landed 1.26m in the High Jump all for PBs.
Full Results are available here
Violet turns Gold
Sittingbourne 10mile and 2km
Strong running from both our young athletes and senior team early in the winter season.
Violet Bing got away quickly in the 2km Fun Run. She settled in as lead girl and was nearly 100m clear of 2nd after a great sprint finish to win as First Girl. Violet also saw her School, Westlands Primary, win the schools race.
Also finishing running well for Swale were Ben Whitehead, Ewan Strachan and Christine Lynch
Rick Hudson was first Swale Senior home in the 10 mile race; finishing 26th overall in 1hr 6.43min. Andrew Scoones was next in 49th with 1hr 9.40min and Lisa Berkman was Swales leading lady with 1hr 21.10min for 155th overall and 26th female.
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Record Sportshall Weekend
Swale athletes enjoyed a great competition of Sportshall Athletics at Folkestone for match 2 of the Kent Sportshall Series as three county records were set and a top performance from our under 11s.
Under 11s A team turned out their highest ever finish as the quartet of William Jury, Jamie Berkman, Violet Bing and Rachel Cockell scored 100pts to fall just 5.5pts shy of winning the match.
BOTH Jamie and Will broke the Kent under 11s Javelin record. Will added three meters to the old record with his throw of 28.00m before Jamie sent a rocket to 29.75m, winning the event with new Club and County records.
Freya Jury was in dominating form in the under 15 girls event as she won 3 of 5 events, finishing 2nd in the other two.
Highlighting her day by equalling her own County speed bounce record of 95, Freya won the age group by nearly 100points.
Full results can be found here
- Kent 3km/10km Champs - Dartford, Weds 20th June
- Southern Athletics League Match 3 - Twickenham, Sat 23rd June. ALL U17 and above athletes
- Four Fest (400m) - Lee Valley, Weds 27th June
- Kent Young Athletes League Match 3 - Ashford, Sun 8th July. ALL Under 13/15 athletes.
Kent Championships 2018
We had a small but high quality team at Ashford for this years Championships as Swale Athletes collected three championship medals:
Elena Jury had one of the stand out performances as she secured Bronze in the 1500m Steeplechase. Elena hurdled the barriers fantastically to cut 16sec from her best with 5.26.53min.
Lexie Hammon launched the 3kg Hammer 28.83m to take U17 bronze. Just missing out in the discus as she finished 4th with 19.50m
Alice English cleared an equal seasons best in the High Jump of 1.50m for U20 womens Silver medal.
James English ran well with two PBs; 1500m in 4.47.72min on Saturday before a superb run in the 800m to finish 7th in the final with 2.12.33min.
Full Results are available here
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